Jyotsna Jha was invited as the Chief Guest and delivered the keynote address at the inauguration of a one-day National Conference for research scholars in the social sciences at the Christ (Deemed to be University) Main Campus, Bangalore on 13 July 2018. The event began at 9.30 a.m. and was titled Scholar Express which included a panel discussion and presentations from research scholars from the social science streams.
The keynote address was titled Social Science Research at Cross Roads. It was part of the inaugural session. Research scholars from sociology, social work, and psychology made their presentations based on their current research work either for a MPhil or doctoral degree. The conference aimed to augment the research output of the scholars.